Purple is our “It Girl” this Spring

As we welcome the arrival of spring, there's no better way to celebrate than by surrounding ourselves with the beauty and vibrancy of nature. At Julia Testa, we're passionate about crafting floral arrangements that capture the magic of the season, and we’re finding something extra inspired about the hues of purple this year (if you’ve seen our spring storefront refresh, you might have guessed as much).


When it comes to being really into purple right now, it seems we’re not alone. We’re seeing it from the biggest brands, like Lululemon’s spring purple release and Starbucks's new springy Lavender latte line. So we’re thinking, there’s got to be something about purple and spring and 2024. 

The Symbolism of Springtime Purple.

When it comes to spring, purple emerges as a natural choice as it resonates with the themes that define this time of year. Often associated with qualities like royalty, elegance, and enchantment, it takes on additional layers of meaning in the context of spring.

  1. Spirit of Transformation - As nature undergoes its annual metamorphosis, purple serves as a reminder of the transformative power of change. Just as blossoms emerge from buds and landscapes burst into color, purple symbolizes growth, evolution, and the promise of new beginnings.
  2. Calming Influence - Amid spring's exuberance, shades of lavender and lilac offer a sense of tranquility and balance. These softer tones evoke feelings of serenity, making them ideal for creating spaces of relaxation and contemplation amidst the emerging busyness of the season.
  3. Romantic Allure - Spring is often associated with romance and budding love (does anyone else still think about that spring scene in Bambi, or is that just me?), and what better way to capture its romantic essence than through the subtle blushes of purple? Whether it's a bouquet for a beloved partner or floral accents for a wedding celebration, purple blooms add a touch of romance and allure to any setting.
  4. Harmony with Nature - Purple harmonizes effortlessly with the vibrant greens of spring foliage, creating visually stunning arrangements that evoke the natural beauty of the season. Whether in a rustic bouquet of wildflowers or a sleek, modern centerpiece, the interplay of purple and green captures the dynamic energy of springtime landscapes.

Popular Purple Blooms for Spring

Try to say that 5 times fast! From delicate lilacs to lush hydrangeas, the spectrum of purple blooms available during the spring months is as diverse as it is enchanting. Some of the most sought-after varieties include:

  • Lavender - With its fragrant blooms and soothing color, lavender adds a touch of elegance to any arrangement. Whether used as a focal point or as a complementary accent, its versatility makes it a beloved choice for springtime florals.
  • Lilac - Symbolizing youthful innocence and grace, lilacs infuse bouquets with their intoxicating fragrance and delicate beauty. Their clusters of tiny blossoms in shades of purple exude a timeless charm that captures the essence of spring.
  • Hyacinth - Vibrant and aromatic, hyacinths herald the arrival of spring with their bold hues and heady fragrance. Available in shades ranging from deep indigo to soft pastels, they make a stunning addition to springtime arrangements.
  • Tulips - While tulips come in a myriad of colors, shades of purple are particularly captivating during the spring season. Whether in classic hues or variegated patterns, tulips embody the joy and vitality of springtime celebrations.

5 Purple Julia Testa Arrangements We Know You’ll Love

We couldn’t bring you all this purple hype without sharing some of our favorite purple arrangements we’re loving this year. Browse these five or shop All Floral Arrangements here.

Lavishly Lavender

Lavishly Lavender is a luxurious floral arrangement featuring lush Lavender Hydrangea, delicate Lilac, elegant Lavender Rose, soft Blush Ranunculus, romantic Blush Rose, and exquisite Lavender Lisianthus, evoking an enchanting garden in full bloom.

Theodora’s Garden

Theodora's Garden, one of our best sellers, is a captivating floral masterpiece bursting with purples and lavenders accented by hints of pink. This exquisite arrangement features a harmonious mix of premium flowers including calla lilies, peonies, hydrangeas, orchids, and roses, creating a stunning display of elegance and beauty.

Fangirl Favorite

Fangirl Favorite features the delicate charm of lavender Lisianthus and lavender roses, paired with the timeless elegance of white roses and white peonies. Enhanced with blush snapdragon or blush hyacinth, hints of baby blue delphinium or hyacinth, and a lush mix of garden-style greenery, all thoughtfully designed in a white vase, it's a perfect embodiment of whimsy and romance.

Vienna Callas

Vienna Callas presents a classic yet modern arrangement of long-lasting dark purple Calla lilies, expertly crafted in a spiral hand tie design. Perfectly suited for smaller surface areas such as bedside tables and coffee tables, this elegant arrangement is presented in a clear glass cylinder or cube, adding a touch of sophistication and grace to any space.

Summer in Paris

Summer in Paris captures the essence of a dreamy Parisian afternoon with its soft lavenders, whites, and hints of cream. This enchanting arrangement features a delightful blend of hydrangeas, roses, orchids, and garden lisianthus, designed to infuse any space with elegance and tranquility.